Nation: Stacy's Day at the Abortion Clinic

First she has to get by the right-to-life protesters

More than 1 million legal abortions now take place in the U.S. every year—six times as many as in 1970. The fight against this increase has also increased, ranging from congressional oratory to outbreaks of fire bombing in such cities as Omaha, Cleveland and Columbus. In most abortion clinics, though, there is only minor harassment as a steady procession of anxious women arrive to undergo what some doctors call "the procedure. "TIME Reporter-Researcher Barbara Dolan covered one woman's visit to a Manhattan clinic and filed this report:

Stacy feels nauseated when she wakes up...

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